Discounts & Other Services

Computer Hardware, Software, & Accessories

  • Illini Union Tech Zone (UIUC) - University employees can make purchases through Illini Union Tech Zone to receive discounted pricing on desktop and laptop computers, iPods, and more. Apple, Hewlett Packard, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Dell products are available.
  • UIC Bookstore - Students and staff are eligible to receive discounts on computers, software and other accessories at the UIC Bookstore.
  • WebStore - Students, faculty, and staff at all three U of I locations - in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield - are eligible to receive significant discounts on over 150 software applications offered by the University of Illinois WebStore.

i-card Perks

Get discounts with your i card! i-card Perks organizes discounts on dinners out, ice cream, lawn care, and more from local participating merchants. This free service is for all i-card holders.

ComPsych's Working Advantage Discount Program

State employees are offered free access to the Working Advantage Discount Program through the State Employee Assistance Program vendor, ComPsych. A wide range of discounts are offered including health and wellness, entertainment, travel and more.

Employees must register on the ComPsych and Working Advantage websites to access the available discounts:

  • Visit https://www.guidanceresources.com/groWeb/login/login.xhtml
  • If you have not registered on the ComPsych website:
    • Select the Register tab 
    • Enter Organization Web ID: Stateofillinois and select the Register button
    • Choose a User Name and Password
    • Enter your preferred email address and choose security questions and answers
    • Select the Submit button
  • After logging in to ComPsych
    • Under Additional Tools & Resources select Discounts to access Working Advantage
    • Sign up as a New User by completing the required fields
    • Once logged in you will see a range of available discounts

After your ComPsych and Working Advantage login setup is complete you can access the discounts:

Discounts Through Your State Health Plan

Your health plan may offer discounts, wellness tools, and other programs. Some health plans offer fitness or gym discounts. See Be Well Illinois: Health Plan Programs for details.

Relocation Assistance

Information on relocation assistance can be found on the Purchasing web site. The contracts described have been awarded to moving companies to help employees and new hires move their belongings.

Travel Discounts

Information on travel discounts can be found on the OBFS web site. Discounts are available through preferred vendors for travel transportation and lodging.

AAA (Roadside Assistance) Membership

AAA offers a group rate (15% off Basic) membership fee and waiver of $10 enrollment fee. Contact Julie at 217-398-0495, or mail the membership application to AAA, c/o Julie Woller, 1610 S. Neil St., Champaign. While the discount is available through the Champaign AAA office, it is open to employees at any of the University of Illinois campus locations.

Courtesy Discounts

As a courtesy, information about additional services and discounts is made available to University of Illinois System employees. Courtesy discounts are subject to change or discontinuation by the provider at any time, and the University may remove discount offers without notice. While the University screens all offers, these goods and services are not endorsed, guaranteed, or arranged by the University of Illinois System. Employees are responsible for checking goods or services offered.

Vehicle Discounts

Mobile Phone Discounts

These discounts refer to phone service for personal use only. For details on purchasing service for official University use, please contact the OBFS Purchasing Division.

  • AT&T - 18% service discount.
  • Sprint - Visit Sprint Discount.
  • T-Mobile - T-Mobile Switch and Save discount program with ComPsych. Discounts vary depending on the carrier you currently use and the number of lines you are switching. Call T-Mobile at 866-471-1276 to see if you qualify for a ComPsych discount.
  • Verizon Wireless - 18% service discount (applies to certain plans and services) & 25% accessories discount. To obtain this discount, fax (888-457-1731) or email wfmbforyl@verizonwireless.com the following information to Verizon Wireless:
    • A copy of your University ID card or recent earnings statement with confidential information redacted (e.g. SSN, salary).*
    • Name
    • Email Address
    • Contact Number
    • Verizon Wireless Account Number or Wireless Number

* Retirees can send a copy of their 1099R statement with confidential information redacted to document retiree status.

Please be aware that discounts and packages offered to University employees may change or be discontinued at any time. Please contact the company or carrier with questions about available discounts.